The Texas Cotton Association PRESIDENT, NICK PEAY, has prepared to bring YOU an exceptional TCA 112th Annual Convention in the beautiful Hill Country of San Antonio, TEXAS on May 31, through June 2, 2023, at the AAA four-diamond LA CANTERA RESORT & SPA! MR. PEAY has announced the theme of this year's convention . . . !STRONGER TOGETHER! As we capitalize on this theme, TCA will continue to facilitate communication to mitigate and solve supply chain issues. We will create convention activities that build friendships and business relationships. We will drive conversation that develops industry policy. We will work together and support each other because we want to get STRONGER, achieve solidarity, and be forever friends and business partners - TOGETHER! Let's keep working together for the strength of our industry!

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." 

~Edward Everett Hale

Our convention will launch on Wednesday morning, May 31st, featuring a new activity of the TCA Triathlon 2023 to include a 5K FUN RUN to benefit the TCA COTTON MERCHANTS TEXAS STATE PAC! Later Wednesday morning, GET YOUR GUNS UP for SHOOTING CLAYS at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio during the 2nd event of the TCA Triathlon 2023! YOUR golf skills will be challenged at the TCA DALCOT to be held Thursday, June 1st, at the resort's premier 18 hole championship golf resort, a PGA Tour course for 15 years during the final 3rd event of the TCA Triathlon 2023! 

In addition to the TCA Triathlon activities, the convention format will include a FREE guess in the MARKET PROGNOSTICATION GAME, Hospitality hang-outs for the MARKET GAME, 5K FUNDRAISER, and GOLF CALCUTTA, with opportunities to win GREAT PRIZES. Our opening night will feature an awesome networking opportunity during the WELCOME RECEPTION on Wednesday night. 

On Thursday morning, June 1, we will polish our current policy after the committees have been working well in advance to formulate the best blueprint to bring forward for final adoption. We anticipate several  transportation providers to be in attendance during the Transportation Committee Meeting as we summit to better coordinate and communicate what we need from each other to flow cotton more orderly and  economically. After the Committee Meetings, hop on the bus for a Hill Country Day Trip to Fredericksburg! Later Thursday night, our annual reunion of transportation suppliers and merchants will gather at the TRANSPORTATION RECEPTION prior to the PEAY PRESIDENTIAL DINNER and entertainment by one of The KNOT'S best; ZIGGYBAND. 

On Friday, during the General Session, The TCA Presidential Address will be given by NICK PEAY, TCA PRESIDENT, followed by an ACSA update by ACSA CEO and PRESIDENT, BUDDY ALLEN, and the TRIATHLON AWARDS featuring the COTTON CUP winner. We will advise updates to our program as more information is forthcoming. Immediately following the General Session, the Executive Session of Merchant & Primary Marketing members only, will meet to install the new president, elect the new board of directors and adopt policy resolutions. Immediately following the Executive Session, the newly elected board of directors will meet. We encourage all attendees to check-in on Tuesday night, May 30, 2023 to get a head-start on networking and prepare for the activities over the next three days! We expect the General Session to conclude by noon and the Executive Session to conclude by 2:00 p.m. The new board can anticipate adjournment by 3:00 p.m., at the latest. A limited number of rooms are available Friday night in the hotel for those that wish to stay another night. 

Online hotel reservations may be obtained through this link; ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS . If you prefer, call the hotel directly at 210-558-6500 and mention the Texas Cotton Association special group code, TCF0323A, when making your reservations with the front desk. The final date to secure room accommodations at the discounted rate is MAY 9, 2023. After that time, any unused rooms will be returned to general hotel inventory; any additional reservations will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on rate and availability of the resort.

Online registration forms and sponsorship forms are available under the drop down menu of our website under CONVENTION 2023. The success of our association and convention each year depends on our attendees and sponsors! We hope that YOU will commit to attending this year's convention at the La Cantera Resort & Spa, Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas! We hope that YOU will consider sponsoring an event! We are filling advertising spots NOW! Please call 972.283.2822 about sponsoring events or activities! We want to know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience during our meetings and your relationship with TCA and our members. We thank you in advance for your interest in TEXAS COTTON and in The Texas Cotton Association! WE ARE !STRONGER TOGETHER!